Kris Lager Band: Swagadocious Review

Swagadocious is the latest album from the Kris Lager Band. As the album title implies, it is filled with blues rock swag like no other! The band is comprised of singer/songwriter and guitarist Kris Lager, John Fairchild on drums, Brandon Miller on bass and Jeremiah Weir on keys and percussion.

The first track, “Come to Boogie/Now You Know” starts the album off on an exciting note. The mid-tempo rocking song showcases the incredible musicianship camaraderie this band has together.

The next track on the album, “Sunny Day Souldier” sounds just as sunny as the song title! It is a relaxed tune with clear Motown and gospel inspiration. With a call and response section and lyrics like “Feels so good, feels so right just to celebrate life” there’s no way this song won’t instantly lift any listener’s spirits.

Other stand out songs include “Couple Skate,” “Kris Done Took My Woman,” and “Strange Desire.” “ Couple Skate” is a slow blues where the soul can be felt from the bass, horns, guitar, drums, and all the way up through the heartbroken vocals. Head to toe soul is what this song is all about. “Kris Done Took My Woman” is another tight track with a bit of humor and an outstanding guest appearance from Magic Slim. “Strange Desire” is one of the last few songs on the album. It has a unique vibe fused with psychedelic influences.

The Kris Lager Band’s album, Swagadocious, is an innovative form of blues rock. There’s a little bit of the old, the new, the traditional, contemporary and outside of the box writing. This album was properly named, as it truly is Swagadocious.

The Review: 9/10

Can’t Miss Tracks

– Come to Boogie/Now You Know
– Sunny Day Souldier
– Couple Skate
– Kris Done Took My Woman
– Strange Desire

The Big Hit

– Sunny Day Souldier

Review by Liz Lohnes

Buy the album: Amazon | iTunes

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